In Pictures: The Legendary Players With In-Game Abilities Named After Them

The professional League of Legends scene is proud to boast a staggering number of memorable eSports moments. Since the inception of the game’s competitive circuit a little over half a decade ago, the pro scene and the wider eSports industry have grown phenomenally. Yet in spite of the game’s rapid evolution, a handful of dramatic in-game moments will stand the test of time – engraved into the very mechanics of League of Legends.

From Enrique “xPeke” Cedeño Martínez’s heart-stopping backdoor victory for Fnatic over SK Gaming, to Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok’s miraculous outplay against rival Yoo “Ryu” Sang-ook, some of summoners rifts most memorable plays have become so iconic that players across the world have come to recognise recreating the moment as to channel the prowess of the play’s original pioneer.

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The majority of the League of Legends ‘labelled’ plays and skills were first innovated during the game’s early competitive seasons, moments that the more recent lolesports fans may otherwise be unfamiliar with. To have a particular in-game mechanic named after yourself is perhaps the greatest honour any professional eSports player could hope for, a legacy that will stand the test of time long after retirement.

Yet for a number of pros who are still referenced for their memorable plays on the rift, the actions attributed to their names are less a badge of honour, but moments they’d rather forget!

How many of the following legendary players’ in-game abilities will continue to stand the test of time?

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